Archives for Apr 19, 2010 @ 17:39

The Newest PC term: “childish”

From, by a 12-yr-old author: Yep, and this is one of the better ones: to call someone “childish” is an insult, and it insults the mature child too. [Added: I was thinking that “pc” is the same as “what is proper,” and I was not being sarcastic, and I agree with this 12-yr-old. To [Read More…]

What do you think of corporal punishment — in public schools?

From the Washington Post, by Michael Birnbaum… TEMPLE, TEX. — In an era when students talk back to teachers, skip class and wear ever-more-risque clothing to school, one central Texas city has hit upon a deceptively simple solution: Bring back the paddle. Most school districts across the country banned paddling of students long ago. Texas [Read More…]

Our Common Prayerbook: Psalm 7-1

Readers of the Psalter know that David complains about his enemies, laments over his situation, and challenges YHWH to step in and establish justice. What is often unobserved is that David, or whoever prayed these psalms, often subjects himself to the same judgment — and this leaves us with a powerful thought: David’s commitment is [Read More…]

On Changing Culture 2

James Davison Hunter, in his new book, and I predict perhaps one of the more influential studies of this decade (To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World ), examines the theme of how culture changes — and that leads him in Essay Two to the theme [Read More…]

The Original Third Way: Anabaptism

In the Reformation, or after the Reformation, the Anabaptists said they were neither “Catholic nor Reformed” but where The Third Way.  Why are there so few Anabaptists today? and yet why are so many attracted to anabaptism? So, what is the Third Way? Where are you seeing anabaptism today? Is it a genuine third way?  [Read More…]